Sunday, April 26, 2009

Good Investments

A million human beings face starvation in Sudan, in Darfur. Aid workers have been expelled from the country.

There is hardly a greater testimony to the painful failures of the United Nations to even begin to approach its forming ideals.

Of course, you cannot say, "Stop. This billion dollar farce is taking us nowhere, except the best lunch rooms in Manhattan."

But cannot some men and women of good will strip this body back to its essentials and make it something effective and praise-worthy?

Yesterday, we are told by full page ads in papers across the nation, was WORLD MALARIA DAY.

Every 30 seconds, a child in Africa dies of malaria. A $10 bed net will help. Here's the web address for your donation.

So many billions of taxpayers dollars in America, Canada, the UK, Germany are going to bolster wars and skirmishes in countries around the world. Cannot we not divert some of these questionable investments in healthy children and families in suffering regions?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The banning of DDT has caused the death of millions of children.